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Wireless Home Security System – Pros and Cons

We hope it’s not the strangest and most discouraging thing for you, especially if you were contemplating the idea of purchasing a wireless home security system, if we start this article with the contras. We do it because we want to help you save time and make a wise decision for your home, one that you will not regret later.

So, when it comes to getting a wireless security system for your home, don’t buy one if you already have your home pre-wired for a traditional alarm system. Some building companies plan ahead and construct pre-wired homes, so check this out with your real estate agent or the company that built your home. Another contra argument: don’t buy a wireless system because your nasty neighbor has one and you don’t want to lose face, and definitely don’t buy it just because you’ve heard that wireless home security systems are hip.

Certainly wireless systems they are a trend now, because they represent a new state-of-the-art technology, but that’s exactly the reason why you shouldn’t rush in. As many new, not enough tested, systems, wireless security systems are subject of frequent failures, especially those produced by inexperienced security firms. The wireless systems don’t fail because of a poor quality of components, but because they function based on radio wave frequencies. These frequencies could be influenced and distorted with special devices. The probability is low though; as such devices are also a new technology. As nothing is hundred percents secure, better choose a product from a reliable security company and insure your valuables before any mishaps.

The main advantage brought by wireless products in many homes is directly related to the system’s modularity: motion sensors can be mounted easily practically everywhere, without destroying walls. Additionally, wired systems need electrical power to run, meaning your electricity bill adds a little up. Wireless security systems on the other hand are batter powered. That’s also a disadvantage, because you need to test these accumulators on regular basis to ensure they work at full strength.